Interactive Class Visits, Q&As, and Writing Workshops
In my interactive class visits, I discuss the path that led me to writing. From there, we discuss why writing is for everyone, and how we all have a story to tell. The kids then participate in a fun writing exercise tied thematically to Worth a Thousand Words. We end the visit with a Q&A!
In my writing workshops, I offer various combinations of the following, depending on the age group of the students:
1) A fun poetry exercise that leaves kids inspired, confident, and less afraid of the poetic form.
2) A discussion of what "writing what you know" really means.
3) A short, short story game that will get the kids excited about characters and plot.
4) A list of journals that accept student writing, and a detailed explanation of how to submit one's creative work to such venues.
***ACTIVITIES/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR TEACHERS!***